Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,343,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,343,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,997
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LearnUp Centers CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,788,437

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Cole Valley Improvement Association United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,343,650

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13280 records found.